University of Hawaii Manoa

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Dr. Angel Yanagihara, University of Hawaii – Venom of the Box Jelly

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the University of Hawaii reveals what makes the venom of the box jelly so deadly.

Angel Yanagihara is Director of the Pacific Cnidaria Research Lab and an assistant researcher with the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii. Her lab’s current objective is the systematic biochemical and pathophysiological characterization of novel toxins and bioactive compounds from venomous marine invertebrates.

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